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FP7

ERA-IB-2

Deepened and enlarged European cooperation in the area of Industrial Biotechnology - ERA-NET

Start date 1 December 2011
End date 30 November 2015
Duration 48 months
Programme acronym FP7-KBBE
Website www.era-ib.net
Total costs 2,251,507
Contribution by EC 1,999,992
Coordinator
Agency for Renewable Resources
Contact person Carina Lemke
Participants
Latvian Academy of Sciences
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Government of Flanders - Department of Economy, Science and Innovation
Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology
Agency for Renewable Resources
Jülich Research Centre
Saxon Ministry of Science and Fine Arts
Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
French Environment and Energy Management Agency
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Research Council of Norway
National Centre for Research and Development
Foundation for Science and Technology
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Technology Strategy Board
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Observers
Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Italian Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry - IB Section
Latvian Academy of Sciences
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

Participants

21

Countries

16

Calls

5

Projects

42

Objective

The ERA-NET Industrial Biotechnology 2 (ERA-IB-2) will increase Europe’s competitiveness in Industrial Biotechnology (IB) by providing a platform for long-lasting collaboration and cooperation between national/regional programme owners and managers of a large number of European countries, including new Member States and Associated /ICP Countries.

The key mission of ERA-IB-2 is to contribute to a European knowledge-based bioeconomy (KBBE) by reducing fragmentation in IB R&D fu...

The ERA-NET Industrial Biotechnology 2 (ERA-IB-2) will increase Europe’s competitiveness in Industrial Biotechnology (IB) by providing a platform for long-lasting collaboration and cooperation between national/regional programme owners and managers of a large number of European countries, including new Member States and Associated /ICP Countries.

The key mission of ERA-IB-2 is to contribute to a European knowledge-based bioeconomy (KBBE) by reducing fragmentation in IB R&D funding and by fostering the exchange of knowledge across borders, and to increase cost-effectiveness by pooling resources and optimising mechanisms for joint calls. The KBBE is the tool to achieving sustainable economic growth in Europe, as it will lead to sustainable, environmentally sound industrial processes and products which substitute fossil resources with bio-based (renewable) raw materials.

Industrial Biotechnology will be one of the key technologies of this KBBE, and ERA-IB-2 will ensure Europe makes full use of her potential by identifying IB-related R&D needs through stakeholder dialogue and responding to these needs with coordinated, joint actions (joint calls). These calls will lead to greater integration of IB R&D actors and activities, and will also improve access to finance and stimulate industry participation and thus industry investment in the lead market of bio-based products. As a consequence, the limited resources of each country will be used more efficiently.

ERA-IB-2 builds on the success of the FP6 project ERA-IB and develops the network further, into a truly pan-European approach to IB R&D funding which should ultimately lead to a self-sustained network. ERA-IB-2 will also align with other initiatives in the area and e.g. support the developing JPIs by presenting to them the view of the national/regional programmes on IB topics.

Mapping

Mapping of the European and global IB landscape was done under ERA-IB-1. As part of call preparation, ERA-IB-2 engages IB stakeholders in defining the R&D topics to be covered by a call. In 2012, an online questionnaire was sent through the national/regional distribution lists, and the results used as a basis for discussion at a stakeholder workshop organised a few months later. The result of this workshop was a list of topics used for the 3rd and 4th joint call. In preparing the 5th call...

Mapping of the European and global IB landscape was done under ERA-IB-1. As part of call preparation, ERA-IB-2 engages IB stakeholders in defining the R&D topics to be covered by a call. In 2012, an online questionnaire was sent through the national/regional distribution lists, and the results used as a basis for discussion at a stakeholder workshop organised a few months later. The result of this workshop was a list of topics used for the 3rd and 4th joint call. In preparing the 5th call, this stakeholder consultation process will be repeated. ERA-IB-2 will also work towards a vision for future European IB research and work on a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). It is planned to collaborate with ETP SusChem on this.

 
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